Top Scoops

Most Read | Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Latest Top Scoops Headlines

Gordon Campbell on abortion law reform

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 9:32 am | Gordon Campbell

Abortion is such a polarising issue that politicians commonly avoid it like the plague. Co-incidentally though, New Zealand and New South Wales are both trying to reform their abortion laws right now, at exactly the same time – and in our case, that ... More >>

Ardern aims to repair international Labour scandal fallout

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 5:31 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has acknowledged the Labour sexual assault scandal risks hurting New Zealand's reputation on the world stage as she heads abroad. More >>

Mayoral candidate John Tamihere defends 'sieg heil' comment

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 5:09 pm | RNZ

Auckland mayoral candidate John Tamihere is defending his use of the words "sieg heil" during last night's lively political debate with Phil Goff, despite being lambasted for it on social media. More >>

Wellington mayoral candidates come face to face in debate

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 1:11 pm | RNZ

Incumbent Wellington mayor Justin Lester is facing off against veteran councillor Andy Foster and first-term councillor Diane Calvert for RNZ Morning Report 's Wellington mayoralty debate. More >>

Talent work visa changes 2019

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:49 am | Aaron Martin

The changes to the work visa system are the most significant in over a decade. By 2021, 6 different types of work visas will be replaced with one employer-assisted work visa. More >>

Mana whenua reach decision on Ihumātao land

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 11:16 am | RNZ

Māori King Tūheitia says mana whenua have finally reached consensus over what to do with Ihumātao - they want it back. More >>

Ellen Rykers: Community Conservation And Biodiversity

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:04 am | The Dig

It’s increasingly clear that a government agency alone cannot combat the biodiversity crisis successfully. Grass-roots initiatives are a growing resource in the conservation toolbox. More >>

Gender equality still far from being a reality

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:47 am | Patricia Scotland

This month the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya. It has taken place regularly since 1985, to take stock of the current status of gender equality in our member countries, and to share perspectives and ... More >>

Migrant Workers Association criticises work visa overhaul

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:22 am | RNZ

A group representing migrant workers says the government's overhaul of work visas has failed to remove a clause that means they can be treated like modern day slaves. More >>

Operation Burnham inquiry: Senior military official 'misled'

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:17 am | RNZ

Operation Burnham inquiry: Senior military official says he may have been purposely misled 5:02 pm on 17 September 2019 Jonathan Mitchell , Defence Reporter More >>

NCEA attainment rates fall, Māori schools buck trend

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 9:11 am | RNZ

More than 7000 teenagers left school with no qualification last year after NCEA attainment rates among school-leavers fell for the first time. More >>

Gisborne iwi refuse pōwhiri for replica of Cook's ship

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:25 pm | RNZ

Four major iwi in the Tūranganui ā Kiwa region are refusing to hold a pōwhiri for a fleet of vessels, including a replica of Captain Cook's ship the Endeavour and the Navy, set to arrive in the city next month. More >>

Dunedin's western hills blaze treated as suspicious

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:06 pm | RNZ

The blaze which tore through 12 hectares of scrub on Dunedin's western hills yesterday is being treated as suspicious. More >>

Pharmac may have to compete for measles vaccine

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:03 pm | RNZ

Pharmac is looking at whether it can order more measles vaccine in case the latest batch runs out before January when the next lot is due to arrive. More >>

Conversion therapy in New Zealand

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 3:06 pm | Shaneel Lal

On the face of it, our land may seem a place hospitable to the LGBTQIA+ community, with a culture supportive of people living as their true selves. We could be forgiven for thinking that three decades of relatively progressive and anti-discriminatory ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Saudi oil refinery crisis

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:32 pm | Gordon Campbell

So the US and the Saudis claim to have credible evidence that those Weapons of Oil Destruction came from Iran, their current bogey now that Saddam Hussein is no longer available. Evidently, the world has learned nothing from the invasion of Iraq in ... More >>

Fake Arguments on Fake News

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:20 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The constipated tedium that follows each call, denial and condemnation after another round of fake news and its giddying effects has become daily fare. Entire episodes with the sanctimonious and the solemn are being created to show up the citizen journalist, ... More >>

Dunedin's bells ring as city celebrates its albatross

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:00 pm | RNZ

Dunedin's bells will be ringing today to welcome the return of the first northern royal albatross for breeding season. More >>

Nurses' union president survives removal attempt

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:49 pm | RNZ

The president of the New Zealand Nurses' Organisation (NZNO) has survived an attempt by his own union's leadership to remove him for misconduct. More >>

UK Trade Secretary holds trade talks in Beehive

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 12:25 pm | RNZ

Negotiating a free trade agreement with New Zealand will be a top priority for the UK once it leaves the European Union. More >>

Labour abuse allegations investigator hires computer expert

Monday, 16 September 2019, 5:36 pm | RNZ

One of the people who investigated complaints about a Labour staffer has hired a forensic computer expert to prove he was never told about sexual assault allegations. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 16/9/19: A Way Forward

Monday, 16 September 2019, 5:18 pm | The Scoop Team

At Monday's post-cabinet press conference, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a number of actions in response to the Labour Party's mishandling of sexual assault complaints. She began by emphasising that there were "no excuses" for the ... More >>

Saudi attacks: Global oil prices spike, petrol uncertainty

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:52 pm | RNZ

An energy consultant says it's too soon to say exactly what impact an attack on an oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia will have on New Zealand petrol prices as global oil prices spike. More >>

Every Peace Group Should Join Strike DC for the Climate

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:08 pm | David Swanson

Peace activists and organizations have worked for years to bring environmental and peace activism together. When an environmental campaign includes the peace movement, it’s time to join in and show up and take part. More >>

Waititi's Jojo Rabbit wins People's Choice Award at Toronto

Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:12 pm | RNZ

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More >>

Thousands attend Auckland memorial for 'Akilisi Pohiva

Monday, 16 September 2019, 1:05 pm | RNZ

More than 2000 people attended a memorial service for the late Prime Minister of Tonga in Auckland last night. More >>

Lowballing construction contracts a 'massive problem'

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:31 pm | RNZ

Builders are setting up a new scheme to lessen the chances that companies close to collapse can win major contracts. More >>

National: Bill may stop gunowners seeking mental health help

Monday, 16 September 2019, 12:25 pm | RNZ

National is concerned the government's bill to tighten up gun laws and introduce a gun registry will stop gun owners in mental crisis seeking help from their GPs. More >>

Gordon Campbell on allegations of left wing media bias

Monday, 16 September 2019, 10:19 am | Gordon Campbell

The “left wing bias” accusation dates back at least to the mid 1990s, when complaints of left wing bias were commonly being levelled at RNZ’s Morning Report programme, largely by National MPs discomfited by being interviewed by Kim Hill. The charge ... More >>

NZDF leaders to be grilled over Afghanistan civilian deaths

Monday, 16 September 2019, 9:40 am | RNZ

Present and past top brass within the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will be grilled at an inquiry into a raid in Afghanistan nearly a decade ago. More >>

Hydrogen policy paper appears to be means to an end

Sunday, 15 September 2019, 2:45 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

The Government’s discussion paper on hydrogen outlines a possible future with it playing a major role in the energy sector, but the underlying presumption is this will need a large overbuild of renewable generation to make it economic. More >>

Doctored Admissions: The US University Admissions Scandal

Saturday, 14 September 2019, 4:05 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Not so much a Desperate House Wife as a desperate mother, a contrite Felicity Huffman, known for playing Lynette Scavo, has been convicted for her role in the university admissions scandal in the United States. The scene is set for another dramatization, ... More >>

Christchurch terror attacks: Accused gunman's trial delayed

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5:31 pm | RNZ

The justice precinct in Christchurch, including the city's court rooms. Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers More >>

Staffer at centre of Labour Party abuse allegations resigns

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 5:09 pm | RNZ

In a statement to RNZ, he says he has made the difficult decision to resign because of the stress of the situation and to avoid distracting from the Government's work. More >>

National told to pull online attack ad, will appeal

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 4:46 pm | RNZ

National has pulled one of its online ads attacking Labour's Car Tax after the advertising watchdog ruled it was likely to "confuse or deceive" the public. More >>

Tongan PM 'Akilisi Pohiva dies, aged 78

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 4:03 pm | RNZ

The Tongan prime minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva, at the 2019 Pacific Islands Forum summit in Tuvalu. Photo: RNZ / Jamie Tahana More >>

Air NZ trying to trademark Kia Ora logo 'overreaching'

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:47 pm | RNZ

An intellectual property rights expert says Air New Zealand applying to trademark its 'Kia Ora' logo is overreaching and "would be offensive to many Māori". More >>

Labour assault complaints: Ardern on when she knew details

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:37 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has held a last minute press conference at Parliament this morning as the pressure mounts over Labour Party sexual assault allegations. More >>

Veronika Meduna: Kaitiakitanga - Seeing Nature As Your Elder

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 12:01 pm | The Dig

This story addresses the intricate interconnections between climate change and biodiversity loss, and how this disruption impacts Māori in particular. Meduna also discusses this relationship with prominent Māori scientists and environmentalists and inquires ... More >>

Farewelling Dr No: The Sacking of John Bolton

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 11:02 am | Binoy Kampmark

“Every time the president, or Pompeo, or anyone in the [Trump] administration came up with an idea, they had to face Dr No.” More >>

On Labour’s mishandling of the alleged sexual assault

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 10:44 am | Gordon Campbell

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive. Earlier this week, once the scandal took the shape of PM Jacinda Ardern being mis-informed by party president Nigel Haworth about the nature ... More >>

Screams of Israa Ghrayeb Should Be Our Wake-up Call

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:44 am | Ramzy Baroud

The death of Israa Ghrayeb has ignited furious reactions regarding the so-called ‘honor-killings’ in Palestine and throughout the Arab world. More >>

Law Commission lays out abortion law reform options

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 5:07 pm | RNZ

The Bill, which passed its first reading and is now in front of the Select Committee, would remove abortion from the Crimes Act and the procedure would instead be treated as a health issue. More >>

Man escapes from police custody in west Auckland

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 4:17 pm | RNZ

A man has managed to escape police custody by pretending he was about to vomit. More >>

The Detail: Why is Japan still slaughtering whales?

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:46 pm | RNZ

It’s one step forward and two steps back for those fighting against the hunting of whales. More >>

Broken Estate: an expat expert surveys our media

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:28 pm | RNZ

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news. What state are our media in now ... More >>

S&P: Fonterra restructuring is a 'painful' step to recovery

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 1:42 pm | BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group has taken a painful step toward recovery but any wavering would put immediate pressure on its 'A-' rating, says S&P Global Ratings. More >>

Guo Shengkun "not secret police" - Bridges

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:46 pm | RNZ

The National Party leader says it's not a fair and accurate characterisation to say he met a member of the Chinese secret police while overseas last week. More >>

“Uso’s — it’s time”

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 12:38 pm | Le ausalilo Sadat Muaiava

When Seiuli Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson talked in a TV interview about how proud his mother was to hear him speaking Samoan in his new movie Hobbs and Shaw , I was filled with a sense of happiness and pride. What could be better than having our ... More >>

Christchurch mayoral candidates face off in debate

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:31 am | RNZ

Christchurch mayoral candidates Lianne Dalziel, John Minto and Darryll Park get asked the tough questions by Morning Report' s Corin Dann in RNZ's second mayoral debate. More >>

Auckland mayoral debate: Phil Goff v John Tamihere

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 11:28 am | RNZ

Current mayor Phil Goff and contender John Tamihere have expressed little love for each other so far. Mr Goff has called Mr Tamihere a "failed Cabinet minister" with a loose handle on the truth. More >>

What Simon Bridges said about the Communist Party of China

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 10:58 am | RNZ

A recent trip to China has raised questions over who the Opposition leader Simon Bridges met with and why. More >>

Bridges says Christchurch Call 'was a big talkfest in Paris'

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:51 pm | RNZ

The National Party leader says everyday New Zealanders don't care about the Christchurch Call and its attempt to eradicate extremism and terrorism online. More >>

Haworth: 'If found at fault I will consider my position'

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:48 pm | RNZ

Labour Party members urge PM to act over sexual assault allegations in open letter Jane Patterson , Political Editor More >>

Gandhi vs. Contemporary Leaders

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 3:10 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

On 2 October 2019, it will be the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gujarat, India. I would like to reflect on the visionary leadership that Gandhi offered the world, briefly comparing it with some national leaders of today, ... More >>

Al Noor Mosque Imam returns to Dunedin for peace lecture

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:48 pm | RNZ

The Imam of Al Noor Mosque, Gamal Fouda, has returned to Dunedin - where he used to be an Islamic leader - to give the city's 16th annual open peace lecture. More >>

Pressure over Labour's handling of sexual assault allegation

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:47 am | RNZ

The Labour Party president's position is looking increasingly shaky with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declining to express confidence in him and his handling of complaints about sexual assault by a staffer. More >>

Bullying in the police: 'We absolutely address complaints'

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 11:34 am | RNZ

Police are rejecting allegations the organisation has a culture of bullying, after officers and staff members spoke of a widespread problem. More >>

Weta Digital asked staff to support mayoral candidate

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:57 am | RNZ

Leaked emails show Weta Digital staff in Wellington expressed concern about being asked to go and support the campaign launch of a mayoral candidate financially backed by Sir Peter Jackson. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the SIS/GCSB’s compliance with torture

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 10:24 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on this week’s damning report into the SIS/GCSB’s tacit compliance with torture More >>

  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog